Volume 47 Number 3 Article 11 Pages: 179-180
Year 1993 Month 7
Title: Notice to Fruit Growers and Nurserymen Relative to the Naming and Release of the Apple, 'Hardy Cumberland'
The Agricultural Research Service,
United States Department of Agriculture and the University of Tennessee,
Institute of Agriculture jointly an
nounce the naming and release for
propagation of the apple cultivar
'Hardy Cumberland/ formerly tested
as BL 6124-51. 'Hardy Cumberland'
resulted from the cross, Lyons x De
troit Red, made at Blacksburg, Virginia
in 1961 by Jerry B. Hardigree.
parents are locally adapted for growth
and productivity in the southern Appalachian Mountains.
BL 6124-51 was
planted in 1963 at the Georgia Mountain Branch Experiment Station at
Blairsville, Georgia; selected for test
ing in 1969 by James M. Thompson;
and subsequently tested at Blairsville
and at the Plateau Experiment Station
at Crossville, Tennessee.
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